Don Rufino Tibaldi

30 03 2009

This is the tomb of Don Rufino Tibaldi (+1976), in the town of Irarte, in Buenos Aires province in Argentina. He is said to have been a railway worker from Germany who was known for his religious talks and general help for the poor. He was also said to have had the power of healing, and was persecuted by the local doctor for practicing medicine without a license. Many people continue to make pilgrimages to his grave, and leave ex-votos as signs of a miracle granted by the folk saint. More information on this saint can be found at the following links:

Simplemente… historias de dos buenas personas de Iriarte

Rufino Tibaldi… Un santo popular